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Gloucestershire businesses warned that cleanliness of premises has to be a top priority Image

Gloucestershire businesses warned that cleanliness of premises has to be a top priority

The boss of cleaning company Simple Hygiene Solutions has warned businesses not to rush back into their offices when coronavirus restrictions are lifted.

Gloucestershire logistics business moving in the right direction Image

Gloucestershire logistics business moving in the right direction

Lima Logistics has travelled a long way since Karl Kirkley formed the business from his spare room with one man and a van in 2015, linking up with pallet network Pall-Ex for its latest journey.

Gloucester business secures £6.7m in funding Image

Gloucester business secures £6.7m in funding

Gloucester helmet manufacturer Ruroc has secured a £6.7million finance facility to expand its growing product range.

Punchline Business and Community Champion: Strong relationships behind food parcel effort Image

Punchline Business and Community Champion: Strong relationships behind food parcel effort

A conversation between a Gloucester councillor and business owners ended with a bar being turned into a food storage depot and much-needed parcels being distributed across the city.

Superdry in Europe gives us a glimpse of the future Image

Superdry in Europe gives us a glimpse of the future

With Boris Johnson announcing the potential for some shops to open from June 1, Cheltenham-based Superdry has given us some clues about how customers might behave once the lockdown has been eased in the UK.

Golf courses and tennis courts can open from this week  Image

Golf courses and tennis courts can open from this week

Following Boris Johnson’s lockdown speech yesterday, golf courses and tennis courts in England will be able to open again from Wednesday.

Punchline Business and Community Champion: Insurance company treats nurses to afternoon tea Image

Punchline Business and Community Champion: Insurance company treats nurses to afternoon tea

A county insurance company wanted to show its appreciation for the hard work of district nurses, so arranged for delivery of an afternoon tea.

In Pictures: Car park demolition nears completion Image

In Pictures: Car park demolition nears completion

A former nightclub, multi-storey car park and offices have been reduced to rubble over the last few months.

What you can do under new lockdown rules Image

What you can do under new lockdown rules

Popping out for a haircut or a quick pint will remain a cherished memory for another two months after the latest announcements on the Government's coronavirus restrictions.

New Covid support group comes to aid of struggling charities Image

New Covid support group comes to aid of struggling charities

It hasn't taken long for the eight county organisations who came together to help keep charities afloat during the pandemic to make their mark.

WWT's chief executive steps down Image

WWT's chief executive steps down

WWT's chief executive Martin Spray has retired from his role, ending a 32-year career in the conservation sector.

Business seeks clarity over return to work plans Image

Business seeks clarity over return to work plans

Calls for greater detail are the most common refrains from business leaders following government announcements outlining plans for the easing of coronavirus lockdown restrictions.

Councillor to lead economic recovery from coronavirus Image

Councillor to lead economic recovery from coronavirus

Gloucester City Council has appointed Councillor Dawn Melvin to the role of leading economic recovery from the coronavirus crisis.

Coronavirus LIVE Updates: The latest news from across Gloucestershire on Friday, May 15 Image

Coronavirus LIVE Updates: The latest news from across Gloucestershire on Friday, May 15

The latest important news and updates from across Gloucestershire as the coronavirus crisis continues.

Household recycling centres to reopen for bookings only Image

Household recycling centres to reopen for bookings only

Gloucestershire's two largest household recycling centres will reopen in a limited capacity from Monday.

Student scoops £2,500 investment for start-up business Image

Student scoops £2,500 investment for start-up business

This year's winner of Cirencester-based Royal Agricultural University's enterprise competition hopes to take his business idea to the next level.

Punchline Business and Community Champion: Food bank responds to coronavirus crisis Image

Punchline Business and Community Champion: Food bank responds to coronavirus crisis

A new food bank in Cheltenham has responded to more than 1,000 requests for help in just six weeks.

Gloucester housebuilder to integrate solar panels into new homes Image

Gloucester housebuilder to integrate solar panels into new homes

Gloucester-based Newland Homes has struck up an agreement with Viridian Solar to use integrated solar panels in its new homes.

New officers keep force on course for recruitment target Image

New officers keep force on course for recruitment target

Gloucestershire Constabulary is on course to meet its target of 150 more officers over the next three years after a fresh intake of recruits.

Warning as scammers post fake puppies for sale adverts online Image

Warning as scammers post fake puppies for sale adverts online

Police are asking residents to please be vigilant.

Lockdown Brits sitting on £165 million in unused data Image

Lockdown Brits sitting on £165 million in unused data

Brits in lockdown have unused mobile data worth £165million, according to new research.

Community foundation hands out more than £200k in grants to Gloucestershire charities Image

Community foundation hands out more than £200k in grants to Gloucestershire charities

The Gloucestershire Community Foundation has approved 64 grants as part of its Gloucestershire Coronavirus Emergency Appeal.

Delphi amends deal amid $20m loss Image

Delphi amends deal amid $20m loss

Delphi Technologies has reported an operating loss of $20million across the opening quarter of 2020.

Golf courses could get just a few hours’ notice before reopening Image

Golf courses could get just a few hours’ notice before reopening

Golf courses are among the businesses set to find out this weekend when they can reopen following the coronavirus lockdown.

Coronavirus: Testing centre set up in Gloucester Image

Coronavirus: Testing centre set up in Gloucester

Key workers, their families and people over 65 are being offered tests for COVID-19 at a mobile centre in Gloucester.

Dark clouds gather around White Stuff Image

Dark clouds gather around White Stuff

More possible bad news for Gloucester Quays, Cheltenham and Cirencester high streets, as White Stuff announces significant job cuts.

Punchline Business and Community Champion: ProCook offers water aid to NHS staff Image

Punchline Business and Community Champion: ProCook offers water aid to NHS staff

ProCook has said thank you to the NHS in Gloucestershire, donating water bottles to 1,600 frontline workers at hospitals in Cheltenham and Gloucester.

Superdry sales plunge 36.9 per cent but Dunkerton remains optimistic Image

Superdry sales plunge 36.9 per cent but Dunkerton remains optimistic

Cheltenham-based Superdry has reported a 36.9 per cent slump in sales for the fourth quarter, due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Small businesses must be released from furloughing

Small businesses must be released from furloughing "straight jackets"

Part-time furloughing is key to any economic revival according to the Federation of Small Businesses.

Coronavirus LIVE Updates: The latest news from across Gloucestershire on Thursday, May 7 Image

Coronavirus LIVE Updates: The latest news from across Gloucestershire on Thursday, May 7

The latest important news and updates from across Gloucestershire as the coronavirus crisis continues.

Gloucester kitchen firm with £37m turnover sold Image

Gloucester kitchen firm with £37m turnover sold

Kitchen product company Direct Online Services has been bought by a Dutch investment company.

Punchline Business and Community Champion: Kohler Mira make PPE for NHS and Sue Ryder Image

Punchline Business and Community Champion: Kohler Mira make PPE for NHS and Sue Ryder

While demand for new showers has fallen during the coronavirus crisis, staff at Kohler Mira in Cheltenham have turned their hand to making masks for the NHS and Sue Ryder.

Fresh call for firms to apply for grant help Image

Fresh call for firms to apply for grant help

Small businesses across Gloucestershire are again being encouraged to contact their local councils to avoid missing out on government help.

Cheltenham software business receives £2.2m investment Image

Cheltenham software business receives £2.2m investment

A Cheltenham-based company whose software helps businesses to automate their processes more rapidly, has raised £2.2m from the Northern Venture Capital Trust Funds.

Ecclestiastical open nominations for Movement for Good Image

Ecclestiastical open nominations for Movement for Good

Do you know a charity which could benefit from some extra funding? Ecclesiastical’s Movement for Good campaign launches today (May 6).

Businesses: Can you help SARA? Image

Businesses: Can you help SARA?

Gloucestershire’s own lifeboat organisation, SARA, is desperately in need of raffle donations to help it raise the £50,000 it needs every year to fund its rescues.

Pubs face last orders if grants not paid quickly Image

Pubs face last orders if grants not paid quickly

Pubs have warned they need faster delivery of Government-backed loans and grants if they are to be in a position to reopen their doors after the coronavirus pandemic.

"Corona Class of 2020" need help as jobs vanish

An extra 600,000 people under 25 will join the ranks of the unemployed unless the Government acts to help school leavers and graduates remain in education.

Cheltenham’s Christmas Market could be twice as long Image

Cheltenham’s Christmas Market could be twice as long

Cheltenham Business Improvement District (BID) has submitted plans to the Cheltenham Borough Council to extend the length of the town's annual Christmas Market.

Punchline Business and Community Champion: University donation helps COVID-19 testing Image

Punchline Business and Community Champion: University donation helps COVID-19 testing

The University of Gloucestershire has donated a range of specialist lab equipment to help with COVID-19 testing.

Cheltenham garage owner jailed for defrauding creditors of more than £1m Image

Cheltenham garage owner jailed for defrauding creditors of more than £1m

The garage boss was jailed for breaching bankruptcy restrictions, making false representations to Official Receiver and defrauding creditors of more than £1million.

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